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Submitted by No Dhimmi (United States), Apr 17, 2007 at 22:50

Dear Saad,

To imply that because I do not in any way believe that Mohammed is prophesized in the the Bible is not an indication that I do not know my scripture. Quite the contrary, I do know my scripture. The Bible, both the Old and New Testament is about God's relationship with the People of Isreal and the salvation that comes from the Jews in the Messiah, the Son of the Living God, Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ, there is the New Covenant with God's Creation through His Death and Resurrection.

You chose to be an Apostate from Christianity. I find it interesting that you would join a religion that kills those who are apostates. Has any harm come to you from Christians because you have renounced Jesus Christ? Are you under the threat of death for this?

As a muslim, you believe what you are told about Jesus. The "evidence" you site is not convincing. The verse from Isaiah is taken out of context. The Chapter talks about how Yahweh will destroy the City of Ariel for it's transgressions against Jerusalem. The verse is a metaphor for how Yahweh will frustrate those who desire to harm Jerusalem. To attach the verse from the Qur'an where the angel instructs Mohammed is very weak logically. The phrase you cite in the Song of Solomon that purportedly refers to Mohammed is not in my Catholic Bible. I do not follow the King James Version because it is a Protestant Bible.

The Protestant Bible does not have the same books of scripture. I do not consider it as reliable as the Catholic Bible because it was a disgruntled Catholic Augustinian Monk named Martin Luther who rewrote the Bible to fit his view of what Christianity should be. Even so, let's use your phrase. It appears in other areas of the KJV. If we use your word association as fact, then consider these verses using it. 1 Kings 20:6 "Yet I will send my servants to thee tomorrow about this time, and they shall search thy house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, [that] whatever is Muhammad in thy eyes, they shall take [it] in their hand, and carry [it] away." Lamentations 1:11 "All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their Muhammad things for food to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider; for I am become vile." Ezekiel 24:21 "Speak to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellence of your strength, the Muhammad of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword."

These make absolutely no sense if we follow the muslim line of thinking. Your reference to the Gospel of John and the "twisting" of the Paracletos to really mean Periclytos is in error when you consider the context of those verses you site. Any Christian scholar or regular Christian will say that Jesus is referring to the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. As you say, Jesus' reference to the Holy Spirit could not occur unless He left. He did.

Read the Acts of the Apostles and you will find it there. You will also find the event of Pentacost which is what Jesus is referring to when the Holy Spirit decends on the Apostles as the their guide and comforter. Furthermore, Jesus being Divine and knowing the future sends the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to the Apostles and the infant Church because he knows they will go through many persecutions. Again, read the Acts of the Apostles and the end of the Gospels.

The Apostles lived in fear that they would suffer death as Jesus did. If you read, you will find that Jesus not only appeared to them but that the Holy Spirit decended upon them and gave them the courage to proclaim the Risen Christ even in the face of eventual persecution and death. In conclusion, the Spirit of Truth cannot be Mohammed. In fact, Mohammed is an Anti-Christ, using Saint Paul's criteria because he denies the Divinity of Jesus and His death and resurrection.

How can Mohammed glorify Jesus when he denies the very Christian belief of who he is. I would suggest that you read the Didache and the early Church Fathers of the first three centuries of the Church. Christianity from the beginning has always taught the exact opposite of what Islam says about Jesus. Even the Qur'an says to ask Christians and Jews what their scripture teaches. I have just told you.

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